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June 2019

UNDRR Global Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, 2019 RISK Award Winner – Hydro Nation Scholar Nandan Mukherjee

Hydro Nation Scholar Nandan Mukerjee a PhD candidate at the University of Dundee received the RISK Award at the closing ceremony of the UNDRR Global Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva on Friday 17 May 2019.

Current approaches for managing coastal disasters often focus on building large-scale engineered constructions. Examples include flood walls, embankments or cyclone shelters on raised platforms. While these initiatives can save lives, they rarely address underlying causes of vulnerability. The 2019 RISK Award shifts that focus to a solution that is more integrated and systemic and helps families to address multiple challenges at once: disaster resilient floating homes in coastal Bangladesh.

For more information on this award, please visit here

New publication by Hydro Nation Scholar, Yuan Li: Utilizing Low-Cost Natural Waste for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Water: Mechanisms, Isotherms and Kinetics at Low Concentrations

Hydro Nation Scholar, Yuan Li is co-author on a paper published in Journal of Cleaner Production entitled: Hydraulic Utilizing Low-Cost Natural Waste for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Water:  Mechanisms, Isotherms and Kinetics at Low Concentrations. This paper with co-authorship from various academic institutions outlines how the use of abundant natural wastes as environmentally friendly products promotes a circular green economy and cleaner production.  This publication is available here for download.

HNSP Scholar - Victoria Porley Wins Young Engineer Award 2019

Victoria Porley has won the Young Water Engineering Award for the best oral presentation at the International Water Association 20th Annual Young Water Professionals Conference and will collect her award at the ceremony in London in September 2019.

To view Victoria's winning presentation please see here.

May 2019

Sixth Hydro Nation Scholar Concludes Studies

Yuan Li, a PhD candiate at the University of the Highlands and Islands, became the sixth scholar of the Hydro Nation Scholars Programme to conclude her studies on 14th May 2019.